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Tag: Humanities and Social Sciences

Mar 31, 2016

Study Highlights Importance of Multimodal Communication in Higher Ed

Research from NC State finds that "multimodal" communication — using a mix of words, images and other resources — is important for students and faculty in higher education, a finding that argues for increased instruction in multimodal communication for undergraduates. 

Mar 30, 2016

Study Highlights Link Between Social Media Use and Underage Drinking

The savvier young people are about using social media, the less likely they are to report having alcohol-related problems, according to a recent study co-authored by an NC State communication professor. 

NC State belltower at night

Mar 1, 2016

Researchers ID Risk Factors for Violence in Adults With Mental Illness

NC State psychologists have helped identify three risk factors that make adults with mental illness more likely to engage in violent behavior. The findings give mental health professionals and others working with adults with mental illness a suite of characteristics they can use as potential warning signs, allowing them to intervene and hopefully prevent violent behavior. 

Feb 18, 2016

Study Finds Stigma Regarding Weight Loss May Be Overblown

Research from an NC State communication professor finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don’t perceive themselves as being “judged” because they used to be overweight or obese — which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight. 

Dec 23, 2015

Holiday Food Drive Raises 650 Pounds for Feed the Pack Food Pantry

Faculty and staff from across NC State's campus provided a much-needed boost to an on-campus food pantry this holiday season. Donors gave nearly 650 pounds of food for the 2015 College of Humanities and Social Sciences food drive benefiting Feed the Pack: The Food Pantry at NC State.